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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Students from both History Bowl teams pose at the National Mall in Washington D.C. On the trip, they competed in the History Bowl Tournament as two teams and in individual competitions, in the National History Bee.

History bowl teams compete at National History Bowl Tournament in Arlington, Virginia

Erin Ryu, Staff Writer May 14, 2024

History Bowl Club traveled with two teams to Arlington, Virginia to compete for the first time in the 2024 National History Bowl from April 27 to April 28. Although both teams did not make it past the...

Harvard School cadets pose with rifles during the 1923-1924 school year.

War Games: New Marching Orders

Zoe Goor September 21, 2023

On a sun-drenched morning at the end of the 1960s, as war raged across the Pacific and Beatlemania spread stateside, the Studio City fire department received an unusual call. There had been a brush fire...

A globe to represent the need to learn about multicultural issues.

Bring awareness to global issues

Hannah Shahidi, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer February 10, 2023

The smell of traditional Persian stews fills the air as I sit down for my daily family dinner. Normally, when I sit down to eat, my parents and I exchange small talk and catch up with each other about...

New to Normal: Spotlight on Dr. Sheehy

New to Normal: Spotlight on Dr. Sheehy

Fallon Dern November 20, 2021

   Following a nine year break from teaching and a yearlong substitution teaching history at the Marlborough School, Dr. Peter Sheehy joined the History Department in 2020. Sheehy led his first Advanced...

MESA hosts open forum discussion

Sandra Koretz and Tessa Augsberger June 1, 2021

The Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) hosted a discussion with History Teacher Dror Yaron about current events and historical tensions between Israel and Palestine on May 18. Two days later, President...

LA Times Editor of the Editorial Pages speaks to students

Konnie Duan and Natalie Cosgrove December 12, 2020

LA Times Editorial Page Director Sewell Chan spoke to students in Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Placement Government over Zoom Nov. 17. History teacher Peter Sheehy (Will ’22,...

History Bowl club prepares for national competition

Konnie Duan October 29, 2020

Participants of the History Bowl club prepare for the National History Bowl, a buzzer-based history quiz competition for teams of up to six students, in their weekly meetings on Mondays. Questions in...

Peter Sheehy joins History Department

Natalie Cosgrove August 28, 2020

Peter Sheehy (Will '22, Tate '24) joined the history department this year to teach Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Placement Government. Sheehy holds a bachelor’s degree in history...

Credit: Lauren Nehorai and Joanna Im/Chronicle

Mapping Representation

Tammer Bagdasarian October 2, 2019

Last year, Mimi Offor ’21 read hundreds of textbook pages, spent hours upon hours studying for exams and burned through more than a few packs of pencils during her history course, The World and Europe...

Alex Daum ’20 studies Jewish community in Spain

Lauren Cho August 31, 2019

Latin American and Iberian Studies Fellowship recipient Alex Daum ’20 researched the history and present-day societal status of the Jewish community in Spain by traveling to six different cities: Madrid,...

Two new teachers join school for second semester

Siobhan Harms January 31, 2019

Conrad Cuda and Jackson Kroopf ’06 joined the Upper School History and Art Departments, respectively, mid-year. Cuda, an upper school football coach, previously taught at John Adams Middle School...

Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

Chronicle Staff October 4, 2018

Less than a month ago, history teacher Eric Zwemer passed away after nearly three decades of teaching. His death caused immense grief and pain in our community and was followed by a period of deep reflection....

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